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553 Moo 3 | Rimkok, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
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All reviews white buddha under construction big buddha chinese style story pagoda chinese temple goddess of mercy statue red roof views over the surrounding countryside religious symbols staircase leading walk up worth the climb fantastic temple pay respect many levels well worth the effort
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful landmark in the nature. The Siva sculpture have a lift inside, brings you up to a wonderful sorrounding view. A lot of photo motivs let you forget the time. There are some foodstalls and a restaurant. There is a free shuttle service to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thai-claudio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving down the mountains and seemingly out of nowhere, we see about a 300 foot tall white goddess (not a Buddha) sitting on this magnificent hill of green with 2 pairs of dueling white dragons about 15 - 20’ tall each, and at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kellykosmin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there to donate preloved winter clothing & money for building an orphanage for the hill native children. We saw the children playing happily in the grounds. Since we were there, we took a quick look around the place as we lacked time. Beautiful....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank bwtripper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this visit very much. We just had spent a few days in Bangkok so the quiet feel of Chaing Rai was welcomed. 3 beautiful works of art. good exercise climbing around but the Buddha had an elevator. Very relaxing atmosphere in front of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paulbolongo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking the elevator to the head of Guan Yin is interesting but nothing to do up there. The Pagoda has 7 floors with different statues on each level. The view is worth going up the stairs! Free vegetarian food served. Being a local attraction, it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank annafaliraki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. This is absolutely HUGE! Its so impressive when you get there through a nice road in a nice neighborhood with nature all around you. Then you get in front of a great uphill and a gigantic statue. Its absolutely amazing, you can go up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank christinep1970xx
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a complex of three buildings: a 23 story high representation of the Chinese Guan Yin the goddess of mercy, a Thai style temple and a 9-tier pagoda. All structures are huge and compete with each other. A blaring loud speaker kept advertising the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

It’s worth the trip if you are in Chiang Rai. First you arrive on a parking lot, from where you can see the whole statue.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank pixelunicorn
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

This temple is mistakenly referred to as the Chiang Rai Big Buddha. It is actually a representation of Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. Guan Yin, the statue is 23 stories high! a female Bodhisattva in Thai Buddhism, which means someone that reach enlightenment during...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank russypooh
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This temple has 9 different tiers or levels and is well worth the effort to go see it and well worth the climb up the different levels as they get increasingly smaller in size. Each level is different and thought provoking.

Date of experience: July 2018
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